Shawn Hill becomes first pitcher ever to earn MLB win after playing for Revolution
In our last post, we reported on Shawn Hill clawing his way back to the Majors with the Toronto Blue Jays, where he last appeared in the bigs in 2010. This afternoon, he was thrust into Toronto’s game at Rogers Centre against the Yankees, after starter Ricky Romero was injured in the third inning.
Hill pitched the fourth, fifth and sixth, and didn’t allow a run in the three-inning appearance. The Blue Jays defeated Andy Pettitte and the Yankees 3-2. With the victory, Hill became the first player ever to earn a winning decision in a Major League game after playing for the Revolution. The Mets’ Justin Hampson (York ’10) is 0-0 with a 2.08 ERA this season in 11 MLB appearances and 8.2 innings pitched as a lefty match-up guy out of the bullpen, and is holding opponents to a .214 average. But it’s Hill who gets the honor of first Revolution alum to earn a big league win.
It wasn’t quite Joe Carter’s home run in Game 6 of the World Series today in the building formerly known as SkyDome, but a great milestone for a former Rev.